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02 April, 2007 - Published 12:24 GMT
Hillary Clinton's presidential race
Senator Hillary Clinton, wife of former President Bill Clinton, has raised 26 million dollars, breaking fundraising records for the early part of a presidential race. This report from Justin Webb:
Some of her enemies are suggesting that she should have raised even more but Clinton campaigners say they are delighted and they appear to have every reason to be. Hillary Clinton's juggernaut rolls on.
The Clinton campaign has raised more money in the first three months of this year than all nine Democratic candidates combined in the equivalent period for the 2004 election.
The Clinton team made their declaration early, ahead of the legal deadline and ahead of their main rival, Senator Barack Obama. There are suggestions that he too has raised more than twenty-million dollars. If that's confirmed this week, it will cement his position as Mrs Clinton's main challenger. But the Clinton stash keeps her in pole position in the race to secure the party nomination in a year's time.
Justin Webb, BBC, Washington
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